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The floor’s the thing

DALLAS/FT WORTH - Walter Vaughn started laying carpet with his father early on, and that was all it took for him to find his calling....

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Mr. Green builds on green grass

DALLAS/FT WORTH - For Damion Green, what was a pastime became a career. About 20 years ago, he started building storage sheds, patio covers and decks within his home’s perimeters. Green has always been interested in how home revamps come together. He learned by experimenting and building on his own....

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Construction stewards

DALLAS/FT WORTH - The official papers may say that Levi and Olivia Hall are the owners of Innovative Construction Services, but the reality is, they merely see themselves as good stewards of what God has entrusted them....

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Class in session

DALLAS/FT WORTH - Construction News’ newest member is editor Tracy Peters. But you can call her “Mrs. Peters,” as she is an official teacher as well....

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On the road again…

DALLAS/FT WORTH - Kenneth Looney got into the electrical trade quite by accident. After his hitch in the Army, Looney was working as an aircraft mechanic at Love Field. When the 747s came out, their engines were too big for Looney’s shop. During the six-week period of remodeling to accommodate the bigger engines, Looney was laid off....

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A bold, new Concept

DALLAS/FT WORTH - May didn’t just bring flowers – Concept Surfaces LLC President Geoffrey Gross ushered in a new way of experiencing tile. On May 1, Gross opened a 40,000sf facility located at 1300 Crampton St. – around the corner from Concept’s previous three-building complex – and the new space showcases tile inside and out. Interior Architects (IA), LPA Design Studios and general contractor Abstract Construction helped Gross bring h...

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OSHA - May is electrical safety month

AUSTIN - Many workers are unaware of the potential electrical hazards present in their work environment, which makes them more vulnerable to the danger of electrocution. The following hazards are the most frequent causes of electrical injuries Contact with Power Lines, Lack of Ground-fault Protection, Path to Ground Missing or Discontinuous, Equipment Not Used in Manner Prescribed, and Improper Use of Extension and Flexible Cords....

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04/29/2019 19:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Legal - Lien law fundamentals every contractor should know

SAN ANTONIO - Arguably one of the most significant remedies in construction law is the Mechanic’s and Materialman’s Lien. Governed by Chapter 53 of the Texas Property Code and the Texas Constitution, mechanic’s and materialman’s liens, if timely and properly perfected, secure a contractor’s right to payment against the project. This article discusses some general fundamental concepts of Texas mechanic’s and materialman’s liens....

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What’s Trending in Tile and Stone

SAN ANTONIO - Bigger is better in 2019. While 12” x 24” tiles are still popular, there is a desire for larger sizes. Sizes in stone are available as large as 18” x 36” and even 24” x 48” but not all stones are able to come that large. The material will dictate what sizes are available from a manufacturing standpoint....

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Focus - Sharing the knowledge

SAN ANTONIO - The American Concrete Institute (ACI) is a global concrete knowledge center. Its members gather to discuss and produce the most up-to-date resources for the concrete industry, including contractors, engineers, educators and students. ACI has recently produced two invaluable resources that address repair and quality concrete construction....

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04/29/2019 17:04:00 | Viewed: 0